BlackBerry has unveiled the new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone featuring the latest BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 in India at Rs 15990.
BlackBerry is offering Rs 1000 discount for customers buying through online partners MobileStore and Flipkart.
BlackBerry Z3 is also the first smartphone to be introduced from the company’s strategic partnership with Foxconn.
The new BlackBerry Z3 contains features typical of any BlackBerry phone, but also comes with certain new features. For example, BlackBerry launched BlackBerry Maps for the first time in India. It provides 2D maps, local search and powerful 3D voice guided turn-by-turn directions— just like an advanced GPS navigation system.
BlackBerry Hub lets you access all your work and personal email, BBM, text messages, social media updates and notifications in one place, with the ability to “peek” into the BlackBerry Hub from anywhere, so you’re always only one swipe away from what matters to you.
Also BBM on the BlackBerry Z3 smartphone includes all the latest features of the popular mobile social network including the voice and video chatting with Screen Share and support for BlackBerry Natural Sound. BBM Channels feature a variety of Indian channels as well as a BBM sticker packs for its customers.
Other important features include the BlackBerry Keyboard, the Time Shift camera, BlackBerry 10 browser with HTML5 support, Instant Previews for BBM, SMS and email message, etc.
The smartphone also lets you share files in a smart manner. Touching “share” in any app provides suggestions on who and how to share your files based on who you’ve shared with in the past, and the feature only gets smarter the more you use it. The new BlackBerry Z3 includes a built-in FM radio.
“BlackBerry Z3 is the ultimate smartphone that gives users more ways to connect, share and communicate, providing the best tool for secure, reliable communications and collaboration with friends, family and co-workers,” said Sunil Lalvani, managing director for India at BlackBerry.
The new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone is available for pre-book with The MobileStore, Flipkart, and all BlackBerry Exclusive stores from June 25th to July 2nd.